The conservative PP won parliamentary elections in Spain. The Socialist Party is close behind in second place. The two presidents consider themselves winners.
The conservative Popular Party PP won early parliamentary elections in Spain. After counting 100% of the votes, Alberto Núñez Feijóo’s party took the lead with 33.1% and 136 seats.
“I expressly ask the Socialist Party and other political forces not to impede the government of Spain again. There is no Spanish Prime Minister who has governed after an electoral defeat,” said Núñez Feijóo.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party won 31.7% of the vote, or 122 seats. Sánchez led a minority government, which he formed with the left-wing Unidas Podemos party, among others.
Pedro Sánchez said on election night: “Thank you to all of Spain because we have shown the world that we are a strong and clean democracy. A great democracy.”
After counting more than 99% of the votes, the right-wing Vox party has 12.4% or 33 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Vox is a potential PP coalition partner. A total of 169 seats would not be enough for PP and Vox for an absolute majority. There are 176 seats.
12.3 percent voted for the new left-wing Sumar movement, the alliance founded in May enters parliament with 31 deputies.